Monday, January 14, 2008

Creating a Living Artificial Heart

This has the potential to revolutionize the organ transplant process. Rather than risk rejection, just grow a new organ using your cells! The issue that the scientists tackled is the structure. They were able to successfully pull out all of the cells from a dead heart and then insert non-embryonic stem cells to create a working heart that should, in theory, be a perfect match for the stem cell donor. Yet another win for non-embryonic stem cells.

No comments: